These days environmental sustainability is the topic on
everybody’s minds and one which I am certainty trying to educate myself more
about. Energy consumption is one of the major contributors to climate change.
Currently, we are spending more time than ever before in our homes and this
made me wonder – how can I make my home more energy-efficient and
environmentally sustainable? There are lots of things we each can do to reduce
our homes impact on the environment, besides just switching off the lights.
Of course, heating and lighting are the two most crucial factors interior designers have influence over. Since most of the building’s heat escapes through windows, it’s important that the installed windows are of high quality and provide good insulation, which helps the planet, and your pocket! Curtains are also good options as they keep both cold air and the sun’s heat outside. Window coverings, blinds and shades allow us to control a home’s temperature in a stylish and energy-efficient way by opening and shutting them as needed.
Something many people are unaware of is that carpets are excellent thermal insulators; according to estimations, a carpet retains as much as 10 % of a room’s heat. Installing home automation and so-called ‘’green gadgets’’ makes it possible to control heating and lighting remotely. This is an easy way to enhance the quality of your life and use your home’s energy more efficiently and economically.
Making some small and easy changes to improve the home’s energy efficiency is a move that improves the planet’s wellbeing and simultaneously our own.
Interior Architecture and Design